Morgan & Samantha Elias

Co-founders and twin sisters

We are twin sisters, about as different as any two sisters, friends, or humans can be, but there’s one thing we’ve always agreed on: People should not walk around wearing the same clothes as one another. It doesn’t make sense. If fashion is a form of self expression, and we are all individuals, then what are we saying by wearing the same stuff?

As fate would have it, one of us fell in love with vintage when we went off to college in 2009, and back in NYC that summer we got stopped constantly- where did you get that?  We realized, when you wear unique pieces that others want but can’t have, it builds confidence. 

We used vintage clothing to build it for ourselves, and wanted to do the same for everyone else.  

The Vintage Twin is the first vintage apparel brand, meaning we put our (literal) stamp of approval on everything we sell by sewing our tag into it.

Our mission? 

Make it easy and cool to buy vintage by offering personal styling under a premium brand name.


Like any good story, we started in our mom’s basement. We sold out of our vintage tee collection the first day and it was pretty clear that we were onto something. The Vintage Twin was officially born in August, 2009.

We took more inventory back to school and sold it out of our dorm rooms, then in a store on campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Finally, we went back to NYC and opened one of the city’s first pop-up shops. 

The pop-ups eventually became full-time stores, but all the while we were gearing up for scale. To reach the masses, we would need to be accessible online. Totally self-funded since that first sale in Mom’s basement, we are proud to relaunch our website with more products than ever, and are excited to introduce personal styling technology online to make it really easy for the things you like to find you.